Thursday, August 14, 2008
It's Trash Day Again
I never feel more American than when I am pulling out the garbage.
Does NBC need to show every single swimming event -- every semifinal, every heat -- that is run at the Olympics? How many swimming events are there? It seems like there are hundreds. Where is the huge swimming audience in America? How many faceless goggled people breaking World Records every race can we watch? Where is the judo? Where is the archery? Where is the table tennis? Why is beach volleyball an Olympic sport? How many more times do I have to see Kerri Walsh and Misty May? Kerri Walsh is totally a Republican. I can't prove it, but I know. They have cheerleaders between sets for the beach volleyball, along with a DJ and goofy announcers. Why are they cancelling baseball as an Olympic sport? Why is BMX an Olympic sport while cricket isn't?
Also, I realize NBC is an American channel and everything, but couldn't they afford to ease up just a little on the maniacal focus on American athletes only and the ridiculous jingoism? I mean, it's fine to root for America and all, but couldn't we have a hint of objectivity? NBC doesn't appear to cover events if an American does not have a chance at a medal. This makes me feel claustrophobic after a while. Isn't the point to see the best in the world in the various events? Not just to wallow in our glory in the events we are good at?
The Democratic Convention is in eleven days, which is a little hard to believe. I can't believe so much of the convention is going to be dominated by the Clintons and all of their demands, roll calls, resolutions, etc. Watch for Geraldine Ferraro to self immolate in the middle of the Virginia delegation to protest the continuing tyranny of black male power in America.
Joe Lieberman does not represent the views of the Great State of Connecticut. He is praying that McCain wins (and will apparently do his best to help him do so with a speaking role at the GOP convention) because 2012 will be ugly for Joe in CT.
Russia has us all by the balls.
I made egg drop soup last night. It really was quite thrilling.
Labels: have you made your Labor Day plans yet?, is anyone else just a little sick of Michael Phelps?, summer's end